We have also been drawn alongside Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge and Dinamo Bucharest in Group B of the competition.
After Besiktas we face Club Brugge at the Lane on November 2 before travelling to Bayer Leverkusen on November 23. We complete the group with a home tie against Dinamo Bucuresti on December 14.
Thursday 19 October - Besiktas (Turkey) (A)
Thursday 2 November - Club Brugge (Belgium) (H)
Thursday 23 November - Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) (A)
Thursday 14 December - Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania) (H)
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There were eight groups of five clubs drawn and the top three will progress to the round of 32 after the teams have played each other once. The successful teams will be joined in the knock out stages by the eight third place teams from the Champions League.
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We have previously played only Club Brugge in the UEFA Cup in season 1984-85. We were defeated 2-1 away before responding with a 3-0 victory at the Lane - Clive Allen scoring in both legs.
We begin our UEFA Cup group stage programme with a trip to Istanbul to take on Besiktas on October 19.